The Dennis O'Keefe Show

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The Dennis O'Keefe Show
Genre Comedy
Created by John Fenton Murray
Written by John Fenton Murray
Bob Fisher (screenwriter)
Alan Lipscott
Directed by Don Weis
Abby Berlin
Starring Dennis O'Keefe
Hope Emerson
Ricky Kelman
Eloise Hardt
Eddie Ryder
Theme music composer Leon Klatzkin
Composer(s) Leon Klatzkin
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 32
Producer(s) Les Hafner
Cinematography Kit Carson
Editor(s) Frank Capacchione
Herbert Smith
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Cypress Productions, Inc.
Distributor United Artists Television
Original network CBS
Original release 22 September 1959 – 14 June 1960

The Dennis O'Keefe Show is a 1959-1960 sitcom produced by United Artists Television which aired on CBS for sponsor General Motors' Oldsmobile division. It was not a ratings success during its original run, and was largely forgotten until a "Best Of" DVD release by Alpha Video during 2004. Certain episodes of the show can also be seen at the Internet Archive. It appears this series has entered the public domain.[citation needed]


Dennis O'Keefe portrays Hal Towne, a widower who is trying to balance his career as a newspaper columnist {"All Around Towne"} and rear his 9-year-old son, Randy, in an apartment in New York City, with the help of a tough but lovable housekeeper, Amelia Sargent, better known as "Sarge", played by Hope Emerson.

The series aired at 8 p.m. Eastern on Tuesdays, with competition from the last half of two hour-long western series, Laramie on NBC and Sugarfoot and Bronco, alternating on ABC, one of their many Warner Brothers offerings at that time.

Broadcasting History[edit]

  • September 22, 1959—May 10, 1960: Tuesday at 8:00 pm on CBS

DVD release[edit]

Alpha Video released a budget DVD with 4 episodes on November 23, 2004. They have yet to release more volumes.


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